Rama Divakaruni  Rama Divakaruni photo         

contact information

Academy of Technology LogoDistinguished Engineer; Process Technology Research and Fabless Interface
Yorktown Heights, NY, USA



My business unit is Research
My Marketing Team is US IMT
My Ops Team is North America

I joined the Academy of Technology in 2010.

I was hired in IBM Burlington in 1994 and worked on 16Meg DRAMs after graduating with a Ph.D. in EE from UCLA. After transferring the 0.25um technology in Burlington, I moved down to EFK in 1998 and worked on DRAM technology including the world's 1st vertical transistor technology through 2003. In 2004-2006, worked on the 2nd generation 90nm advanced CMOS technology that is the heart of all gaming processors (XBOX360, Nintendo and SONY PS3). After a brief stint in 2005 in Manufacturing characterization where we focused on SONY's chip, I moved back to development to work on the next generation of technology enhancing unit process elements. Subsequently, I worked on the 45nm bulk technology programs (both low power and higher performance). Consequently I worked on 32 and 28nm hi-K bulk technologies (the 32nm is on the iphone-5 and Samsung S3 phones and the latest i-pad). The last 2 years I have been working on 20nm planar hi-K RMG technology and just started working on 14nm SOI and 10nm technologies.

I hold the following titles and positions:

  • IBM Distinguished Engineer

I am involved with the following industries:

  • Electronics
  • Electronics

I am involved with the following affiliates:

  • East Fishkill TVC

My areas of expertise and proficiencies are:

  • Cognitive, Needs Development - learning, Able to speak authoritatively
  • Cloud-Infrastructure, Needs Development - learning, Able to speak authoritatively
  • DataCenter, Needs Development - learning, Train clients
  • Power-Systems, Needs Development - learning, Train clients

My job roles and skills include:

  • People Manager
    • Hardware/Firmware Development
  • Executive
    • Research

I have the following certifications:

  • None